December 2019
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Message from our Immediate Past President
Wrapping up and Looking Ahead
Message from our Incoming President
Western Florida Chapter's 2020 Vision
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Message from our Immediate Past President
Wrapping up and Looking Ahead

Dear WFC ACHE Members,

Each year, I think I look forward to the holidays more and more! The lights, the trees, the parties, time with family and the “elf on the shelf” pics just seem to get better and better each year. Again, this year, the WFC ACHE State of the Chapter Event was one of the highlights of the season! The Tampa Yacht Club was once again beautifully decorated, the food was wonderful, (especially the chocolate dessert) and the keynote speaker, Mr. John Couris, President and CEO of Tampa General Hospital shared the strategic pillars and core values needed to deliver “World Class” healthcare.

As I pass the gavel to our incoming WFC Board President, Dr. Zac Pruitt, I am pleased to reflect on the Chapter’s progress over the past two years. We continue to earn Chapter Merit awards, are in the top ten chapters for advancing members to Fellow and have grown our membership to over 900 members. This success is due to the dedication and commitment of the WFC Board Members, Committee Chairs and Volunteers. I am very thankful for the team work, support and sheer determination of these volunteers over the past two years! Zac will be a wonderful WFC Board President. He brings fresh ideas, high energy and a commitment to continue the WFC tradition of service and excellence!

Looking forward, 2020 is shaping up to be another successful year for the Western Florida Chapter. The Nomination Committee has put together a great slate of Board Officers. The nominees are all eager to serve Chapter members and bring some fresh ideas to the Board. On December 16th, the Board approved an aggressive strategic plan. To reach these ambitious goals, the committees will need help. I encourage each member to volunteer on one of the committees. There are many ways to volunteer and any commitment of time is appreciated. The old saying, “Many hands make light work.” is still true. The Program Committee has an exciting line up of events for 2020. The Chapter will be offering CEO round tables, local networking events and a solid line-up of Face-to-Face Educational Events including two leadership summits. The Membership Committee will increase its offerings to engage new members, help members interested in advancing to Fellow and build a mentorship program. The Board focus for the coming year is on engaging members and building a sense of community within the Western Florida Chapter. Please join us in these efforts!

I wish you all a very Merry and Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Krys Berger
Immediate Past President, Western Florida Chapter
American College of Healthcare Executives

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